There will be a funeral service for Betty on Tuesday May 19, 2015 at 1 PM at Beck Memorial Home in Bloomington. Reverend Tiffani Black will officiate. There will be a visitation two hours prior to the service at the Memorial Home. Entombment will take place at Park Hill Mausoleum in Bloomington. Memorial contributions may be mailed to the West Olive United Methodist Church in Bloomington, IL.
Betty was born August 20, 1921 in Bloomington to Clovis Henry and Lucille Herman McNutt. She married William C. Tinervin in November 19, 1943 in New Orleans, LA. She later married William L. McClelland on August 10, 1978 in Bloomington. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1994. She was also preceded in death by one brother James McNutt.
Betty is survived by her children, Jill (Jay) Nickel of Bloomington, Jeffrey (Madalyn) Tinervin of Bloomington and Harv (Karen) McClelland of East Peoria, six grandchildren, Bryan (Lindsey) Nickel, Reid Nickel, Betsy Tinervin, Alexis (Austin) Tinervin-Curtis, Jennifer (Corey) Biggs and Lindsay (Jon) Eichorst and twelve great-grandchildren.
She was a professional dancer who traveled the United States and danced for the troops during World War II. She also worked in the shipyards in Oakland during the war. She was a very active member of West Olive United Methodist Church in Bloomington. She retired in 1993 from State Farm Insurance Company in Bloomington at the age of 70 after twenty years of service. She worked in Group Life Administration. Betty loved Christmas and no one spent the time and effort to wrap Christmas presents like her. They were perfect and often personalized for the person receiving it.
The family members wish to thank the kind staff at Heritage Health of Normal-Legacy Care Unit. Betty viewed all of them as part of her family during her last five years.
She will be remembered as a Mother, Grandmother, and great Grandmother who always put her family before herself. She was exceptionally generous with her money, her time and her love. She was missed the moment she left us.